THERE was a mixture of results in the qualifying rounds of the Skipton Team KO Trophy for the Clarkson Cup, where pride of place must go to Steeton A who defeated a Cononley A at Lund Park.

The favourites put in a lacklustre effort and three good wins by Carol Uttley, Peter Woodwiss and Mark Shaw gave the outsiders a great victory.

Two matches were settled by a single point as Lund A hung on to beat Gargrave B thanks to wins by Kath Whitaker and Henry Ryder, while Crosshills A went down by the same margin against Rolls Royce despite having eight winners.

Ex-Sutton stars, Jenny and Neil Whitaker did the business for the rollers with two wins.

Sutton A ran riot against lowly SPF C, while holders Keighley A did a similar demolition job over Devonshire B.

SPF B got revenge for their C team after beating Sutton B following a ‘recount’ whilst other sides through to the next round include SPF A, Devon A, Broughton A and Whinfield A.

Addingham A received a bye into the next round on May 31. All losing sides go into the Supplementary Cup played on the same day.

The Skipton Vets continue their Inter-District fixtures on Friday against Huddersfield and hope to improve a little after their first match against the past winners who also lost their first game. Venues and teams yet to be announced, starting at 1.30pm.

The draws for the first Worth Valley events on Sunday at Highfield, the Foster and Ogden Trophies, have also yet to be announced.

Yorkshire Ladies begin their County fixtures on Sunday at 2pm when they meet North Lancashire and Fylde on a two-leg basis. The home side are at Lockwood Cons, while the away side travel to Ashton BC in Preston. Sharon Gadd, of Keighley, retains her position whilst Viv Abell is reserve.

It is a busy weekend for several local sides in the Federation District League, while the Yorkshire County Parks team begin their fixtures against Cheshire. Peter Clark is in the away team at Great Moor, Stockport with Andy Tate is in the home team at Spen Victoria.

The Yorkshire Parks Vets are in action against fierce opponents in the East Midlands and local hopes rest with Barry Turnbull, Mick Bastow and David Hemsley in the home leg at Hove Edge.

The veterans home game against Huddersfield is at Broughton Road.

The Shipley Merit was won by Tom Cater, of Guiseley, who also plays at Silsden, who defeated another local, Robbie Ellis, in the final at the Shipley Club. Andrew Tate, of Sutton, lost in the semis.